Professor Natalia Tarasova is Director of the Institute of Chemistry and Problems of Sustainable Development at the D. I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia. Since 2011 she has been UNESCO Chair in Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development.
James C. Liao
Professor Liao received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ruth Fincher is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Professorial Fellow in the School of Geography there.
Pearl Dykstra has a chair in Empirical Sociology and is Director of Research of the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Anna Davies is Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where she directs the Environmental Governance Research Group and is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
Alik Ismail-Zadeh, born in Baku, Azerbaijan, graduated from the Baku State University (BSc in mathematics) and the M. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSc in mathematical physics) before being awarded PhD (1990) and DSc (1997) degrees in mathematical geophysics from the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).
Jinghai LI is President of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). From 2004 to 2016, he was a Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Elisa Reis is Professor of Political Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and chair of the Interdisciplinary Research Network for the Study of Social Inequality (NIED).
Charles holds Master’s degrees in History and in Law, both from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, as well as an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management.